Leu Gardens Annual Plant Sale

We loaded our Radio Flyer wagon into our car and headed to the Leu Gardens Annual Plant sale over the weekend. This was our first visit to Leu Gardens and it definitely won’t be our last! Such a beautiful place. I cannot believe we have never been considering it is only a few miles from our home. We spent several hours there just taking in the beauty all around us and browsing the selection of herbs, vegetables, trees and flowers for sale. To say we came away inspired is an…

How To Start A Container Garden

Last Spring, I blogged about creating an organic container garden. Since then, I have learned valuable lessons along the way and feel confident with our container garden. We have successfully grown a variety of peppers (banana and bell), lettuce, tomatoes (Roma, cherry and yellow boy) as well as herbs (basil, rosemary, mint, and cilantro). We tried growing vegetables and herbs from seeds; however, had a much higher success rate with the organic seedlings that we planted. For those eager to start a container garden but not sure where to begin,…

Simple Green Naturals Review & Giveaway

This contest is closed. Congratulations to Jackie! I do not like to willingly bring dangerous chemicals into my home. Despite the fact I have used harsh cleaning products in the past, I now know they are not safe or necessary. Too many companies use brand messaging to make people think their unhealthy products are fine to use, but we must be smarter consumers. There are safer options for our families and for the environment. With that said, I had the privilege to test 7 full size samples from Simple Green…

Hazardous To Your Health

Everywhere you turn, you read or hear about another product that is hazardous to your health. Could there be a connection between the rapid number of people being diagnosed with cancer and other diseases? I am starting to believe so! From deodorant, plastic cups and now sunscreen, it’s difficult to make a safe decision. My only question is why doesn’t the government have higher standards? Seriously, if we know certain chemicals are dangerous or have long-term ill effects, then why not ban them? A twitter friend (@stresslessmomma) and fellow blogger…

Organic Container Garden

This weekend my family planted an organic container garden. My husband and I both grew up around gardening, but we do not have a lot of space. We thought on a much smaller scale and decided to plant some vegetables and herbs that I use regularly. Also, I reviewed my grocery receipts and realized I have been spending a small fortune at Whole Foods JUST on organic fruits and vegetables (seriously, at least $50 per week)! Ok, so perhaps I became overzealous picking out seed packets and grabbed more than…

Earth Day Fun With Kids

I involve my toddler in green living practices by having him put items into our recycling bin. He gets excited when he sees an empty paper towel or toilet paper holder, he likes to use them as tunnels for his cars. Ultimately, he knows once he is finished using his imagination, he gets to place the cardboard into the recycling bin. He then becomes so proud and claps at his accomplishment. Our next green project is making a potted garden and growing some of our favorite vegetables. I am excited…

Seed Power

I have been introduced to a company called Seed Power by a fellow blogger and friend Jennifer at HipAsIWannaBe. Seed Power is sponsoring a few lucky ladies for BlogHer ’10 in NYC, so this is my entry for consideration. I honestly wouldn’t be writing about this company if I didn’t believe in their products or philosophy. After doing a little research about Seed Power, I will be purchasing some of their products on my next trip to Whole Foods. I felt a connection to Seed Power just from reading their…

100% Electric Car, 0 Emissions

As you may or may not know, Nissan has created a 100% electric car appropriately named the LEAF. This car produces zero emissions and runs completely off of a lithium-ion battery. Yes, that means there is no gas tank, no engine oil, no timing belts and no tail pipe! Imagine never having to stop for gas again! Doesn’t that sound amazing? LEAF is a five passenger electric car with all the safety amenities Nissan is known for. The lithium-ion battery allows the LEAF to run for 100 miles on a…